Halton. Halton Region Health Department

Paramedic Services, Emergency Information Vial Program / Wallet Cards

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Record #: OAK4454 Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 Last Full Update: 08 Nov 2013 Update Schedule: 08 Apr 2014
Record Owner: OAK Date Created: 12 Sep 2007 Date Deleted: N/A  
Organization Info
Alternate NameEMS ; Public Health
Former NameEmergency Medical Services
AddressWoodlands Operation Centre
1179 Bronte Rd
Oakville, ON L6M 4G3
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Located In CommunityNorth Oakville
Site Locationjust north of the Halton Region Administration Centre
Nearest Main IntersectionBronte Rd and QEW
Mailing Addressc/o Halton Region EMS
Areas ServedHalton Region
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Hours/Dates/Meeting Details
HoursOffice Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Contact Information
Office Phone3-1-1 or 905-825-6000
Toll Free Phone1-866-442-5866 (1-866-4HALTON)
TTY Phone905-827-9833
Organization Emailaccesshalton@halton.ca
Primary ContactPaul Lamey, Public Safety Education Coordinator, Paramedic Services
Primary ExecutiveMedical Officer of Health
Alternate ExecutiveGreg Sage, Chief/Director of Paramedic Services
Description & Services
DescriptionThe program was developed to provide paramedics with the most up to date pertinent medical information.  
* responders can then assess and apply the most appropriate care and drug treatment as quickly as possible increasing the patient's chances of a more positive outcome 
* in an emergency if you are unable to communicate, with this Vial Program, the paramedics can gather vital medical information that old potentially save a life  
The program is easy to follow: 
* a clear plastic vial with a white easy snap cap is marked with a fluorescent orange label with the three universal symbols for 911 (medical, fire & police)  
* complete the Emergency Information form 
Note: Have your doctor, pharmacist, or relative help you complete the form if needed, and make sure it is kept up-to-date 
* place the completed Emergency Information form into the vial and place it in the refrigerator in one of the door shelves 
* the vial contains two additional fluorescent orange labels, one to stick on the front door of your house, and the other to stick on you refrigerator door 
As an extension to the vial program, Emergency Information Wallet cards have been developed in the same model as the Emergency Vial Information forms, to provide emergency responders with critical medical information when you are not at home. 
These wallet cards can also be placed into clear luggage tags and attached to: 
* a child's car seat  
* school back pack  
* camping gear  
* worn on a lanyard for runners or by participants in other sports i.e. hockey, baseball, golf, tennis 
Broader TermsEnvironmental health ; Government ; Health services ; Treatments
SubjectsEmergency treatments ; Medical identification ; Public health ; Regional government
Related TermsEmergency services ; Health hazards ; Heat enforcement ; Sanitation
ApplicationVials are available from the Paramedic Services headquarters on Bronte Road between the hours of 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday * or call ahead to arrange pick up  
The Emergency Information Form and the Emergency Information Wallet Card can be printed here from the website.
LanguagesEnglish ; Pictorial instructions
Directory Description and Headings
Seniors Directory HeadingsSafety
Other Details
FundingRegional / Municipal